Let's start out with the bad. Here is what NOT to say...
- Is everyone here from Texas?
Most people are. Some are not. Read the FAQ for more information.
Chances are people are there because they are from Texas, or have some interest in #texas, or
have friends in Texas, or something. Why else would the channel be called "#texas"?
- Why does everyone have ops?
We have ops because that is the way we like it. If you don't like it, too bad. No, you may not
have ops, so don't even ask. Making stupid/obvious observations like "there sure are a lot of
ops" or asking stupid questions asking why everyone has ops will surely get you kicked rather
quickly, depending on how fast people can type out the kick command.
- Are there any cute guys/girls?
This is IRC. Chances are you won't like the answer. If you are on irc to pick someone up, then
you are at the wrong place.
- Age/Sex check
Again, you are not going to hook up with anyone, and there are channels for the irretrievably
desperate, but this is not one of them!
- Anybody from the ---- area?
Why ask that? Nobody will want to meet up with you anywhere, and somebody's location really
shouldn't have anything to do with how enjoyable conversation with them will be.
- Yelling WHOOP or HOOK’EM HORNS! or something related
A large portion of the participants on #texas are either attending UT or aTm. We never rag on
each other about what school we go to or graduated from because we are all friends, and we have
mutual respect for one another.
- The only thing that comes from Texas are steers and queers
This will automatically get you kick-banned. No if's, and's or but's about it! If there is
anything worse than having an atrophied sense of humor, it's an atrophied, OUT-OF-DATE sense of
- Why was I kicked?
If you were kicked, it was either for a reason, or one of us was bored, and needed someone to
pick on. Read the kick message. If it isn't on your screen, get yourself a better client.
- Why was I banned?
Probably for breaking one of these rules. Suck it up and visit another channel until you can
figure out how to behave.
- Mass-messages to the channel
Just say it out loud. If the channel is moderated, it’s because nobody wants to hear what you
have to say.
- Using scripts for ASCII art
We’ve all seen it, and it was lame when it was written five years ago.
- Using mIRC colors
Most of us don’t see color -- we see inverted C’s and rows of numbers. Whatever effect you
were shooting for, it only succeeded in making you annoying. This will more than likely get you